LIBERTY - First reading of a $4.4 million budget was approved Monday night by Casey Fiscal Court.
The amount was increased by $523,074 from a proposed budget the court received earlier this month to review. The increase was due to additional carryover in general funds.
Judge-Executive Ronald Wright said the budget is an estimate of income and expenditures and can be changed until final approval. After that, changes must be made by budget amendments.
He said after the budget is adopted, it will be sent to the state Department of Local Government in Frankfort for approval. A public hearing also has to be held before the June 30 deadline.